I came into this school year (since August) wanting to actually make friends after a very unhappy 5 year friendship finished.
I've always been different and a little socially awkward, but despite trying to be funnier and more talkative, it's still not enough and no actual friendships have developed.
I'm beginning to give up as it seems clear that I'm not friend material. The only friendship opportunities have came online, but if I'm being brutally honest, I don't really want online friends. I want real life ones.
What should I do now? I never socialise out of school and want to start doing it rather than only being around family.